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  • Pure Basil Essential Oil

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Basil Essential Oil: This herbaceous, slightly camphorous smelling pure oil is commonly used in insect repellent and insect bite creams as well as in many bronchitis, cold and cough inhalants. Avoid during pregnancy or if you have liver problems.

Distillation Method: Steam Distillation
Country of Origin: Comoros Islands
Botanical Name: Ociumum Basilicum
Part: Leaves and flowering tops

Flashpoint: This medium-flashpoint oil (163ºF) cannot ship via USPS regardless of the shipping method you choose at checkout.

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by Lisa
on 3/8/2015
This stuff stinks!
I grow my own fresh basil and this smells nothing like basil..... horrible licorice scent.... made one batch and everybody asked why the house smells of licorice! Now I have this huge bottle of stinky oil that I have no use for! Shame you don't take returns on this stuff...eeeewww

Reply from Bramble Berry
Hi Lisa! I'm sorry you received a scent you were not expecting.  We love the herbaceous smell of the Pure Basil Essential Oil, though it is slightly camphorous which can be surprising.  It's also great for blending as seen in the Circle Swirled Soap in Column Mold tutorial! I will email you personally to discuss this further.

by Merryn @ Body by M
on 7/17/2013
Love this EO for shaving soap
I make a Basil Shaving Soap (CP) and use the EO to scent it. It has a slightly licorice scent (think Thai basil) and is wonderful! The men love it, and women find the scent fresh and clean. I wouldn't be without this EO!
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